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Health Boards

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what are the allocations for individual health boards for 1985–86, and if he will submit a table indicating the increase in real terms for each health board over 1984–85 as well as the average for the whole of Scotland in both percentage and actual terms.

Gross recurrent expenditure allocations to boards for the hospital and community health services in 1985–86 amounted to £1,353 million. The net cash limited allocations to individual boards for recurrent expenditure, after expected income is taken into account, are shown in column (a) following. The average increase of 5·5 per cent, in resources shown at columns (b) and (c) is intended to cover inflation costs and to meet new demands for health care.

(a)(b)(c)
Health Boards1985–86 Recurrent Expenditure Allocation†Increase over 1984–85 Allocations
(Net) £,000Cash £,000Per cent.
Argyll and Clyde97,7374,8975·27
Ayrshire and Arran69,5695,1127·93
Borders19,8251,1696·27
Dumfries and Galloway35,0342,0036·06
Fife65,3724,0456·60
Forth Valley63,4323,6026·02
Grampian119,4177,1136·33
Greater Glasgow359,24016,3404·77
Highland50,2382,7645·82
Lanarkshire110,7786,4716·20
Lothian216,97710,5075·09
Orkney3,6312286·70
Shetland4,5422766·47
Tayside126,2375,3864·46
Western Isles6,9315007·77
TOTAL*1,348,96070,413
Average5·51
* Includes £12·8 million allocated for specific commitments.
† As adjusted for changes in the course of the year.
In addition, £36·5 million has been allocated to boards for their ordinary capital programmes in 1985–86 and a further £25 million specifically for expenditure on upgrading the NHS estate.